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SC Swimming Bans 10 & Under Athletes from using Tech Suits

South Carolina Swimming Tech Suit Policy:

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1. Swimmers 10 years old and younger may not compete in a “Technical Suit” in a SC LSC Swimming sanctioned or approved competition. 

2. The swimmer’s age for the meet will be his/her age as of the first day of the meet. 

3. A list of the restricted suits (see below) shall be posted on the SC LSC website and given to Meet Directors, Meet Referees and Coaches. The restricted suit list will be revised by the Age Group Committee as needed. 

4. The following statements shall be added to all meet information for all meets after January 1, 2018. SWIMWEAR: Swimmers 10 years old and younger are not permitted to wear “Technical” suits at this meet. Age is determined by the first day of the meet. 

5. Meet officials, coaches, swimmers and parents are responsible for knowledge of this policy. Meet Referees shall remind coaches at their coaches’ meeting and ensure that all suits comply with this policy. Coaches should meet with, explain to, and educate their swimmers and parents. 

6. Meet officials shall make the final determination of suit eligibility and shall disqualify any swim in a non-permissible suit. SC LSC 10.8.17 

TECH​ ​SUIT​ ​RESTRICTED​ ​LIST​ ​as​ ​of​ ​10.8.17 

BLUE SEVENTY: NERO 

JAKED: J12 

WATER ZERO, LIMITED EDITION J11 STEEL, J11 WATER ZERO, JKATANA, JKEEL, JRUSH 

SPEEDO: LZR X, LZR ELITE, LZR ELITE 2 

TYR: TRACER SERIES, AVICTOR, AVICTOR PRELUDE, AP12 

NIKE: COMPRESSION NIKE SWIM NG 

ARENA: POWERSKIN OPEN BACK, ALL ARENA CARBON SERIES (AIR, PRO, ETC) 

DOLPHIN: TITANIUM 

AQUASPHERE: MP EXPRESSO 

FINIS: VAPOR 

HUUB: FINA TECHNICAL 

NO suit worn by 10/u at a sanctioned meet shall have bonded seams, kinetic tape, or meshed seams. Any suit with these items shall be prohibited, even if it is not on the Restricted Suit List* 

COMPETITION​ ​SUITS​ ​NOT​ ​RESTRICTED (classic hip cut or knee-skin)

SPEEDO: AQUABLADE (male & female), POWER PLUS (female), FASTSKIN 2/FSII (male & female), LZR PRO 

ARENA: POWERSKIN ST (male & female), POWERSKIN XP 

TYR: FUSION 2, THRESHER 

DOLPHIN: GRAPHLITE SERIES, LTF PRO SERIES, PLATINUM 2PRO